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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27363–27368

Bistability suppression and low threshold switching using frozen light at a degenerate band edge waveguide

Nadav Gutman, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Falk Eilenberger, and C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27363-27368 (2012)

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We predict that nonlinear waveguides which support frozen light associated with a degenerate photonic band edge, where the dispersion relation is locally quartic, exhibit a tunable, all-optical switching response. The thresholds for switching are orders-of-magnitude lower than at regular band edges. By adjusting the input condition, bistability can be eliminated, preventing switching hysteresis.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(250.4390) Optoelectronics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Signal Processing in X(3) Bulk Materials

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

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Nonlinear Photonics (2012) Optics Express

Nadav Gutman, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Falk Eilenberger, and C. Martijn de Sterke, "Bistability suppression and low threshold switching using frozen light at a degenerate band edge waveguide," Opt. Express 20, 27363-27368 (2012)

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